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i cannot speak for my shot at really the legal issues father we think that my son to shave and free. the father of n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden arise at moscow's sheremetyevo airport where his son spent five weeks in transit limbo before receiving asylum. just minutes after landing i asked mr snowden what's the plan for his first ever visit to russia find out what he said in just a few moments. and in our other developing story libya's prime minister has reportedly been kidnapped by armed men in tripoli and. four of the biggest killers in the world. never drive. which.
renowned american intellectual chomsky talks about what's driving global politics and the controversial role of. news for russia and around the world this is us here with me here thanks for trying it and the father of n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden is in moscow and hopes to see his son for the first time since russia granted him asylum snowden is staying at an undisclosed location reported it under heavy security and. was among the fastest speak so long snowden about his plans. waiting for him right at the entrance to the v.a.b. a launch off the airport where we're standing now this is his first time in russia of course i had to ask him what's the plan for the first the office visit i'm mr
coote arena's guest and i am very thankful for his hospitality and. i am going to follow mr coo trainers advice and that will determine where my day and if the opportunity presented itself i certainly hope that i'll have an opportunity to see my son clearly mr snowden leaving all. this. who's been representing and counseling his son edward here in russia he did to say that he's hoping to meet him but apparently even he right now doesn't know whether or not that will be possible not to mention the why and the where since the only thing we know about edward snowden's location is that he's somewhere in a safe area in a safe place in russia son's father did. to come to moscow in august there's a lot of speculation over why that didn't happen including for security reasons to
his son edward snowden the former n.s.a. contractor arrives to be the transit zone officer to me it's about airport in june he's wanted in the u.s. leaking thousands of documents with providing the details of how us services spy on officials and ordinary people all across the world he was granted temporary asylum by a russian officials but now as we've also heard from his father even his family is not sure whether or not he'll ever be able to come back to the u.s. . and the twenty katrina has been providing legal counsel to edward snowden said to him and snowden's father well funded from the airport and he also revealed that jump off the poor end for the n.s.a. whistleblower keep up with all the latest developments at dot com. libya's prime minister reportedly been kidnapped by armed militants in tripoli at least that's according to one report another conflicting accounts suggest he was
actually arrested but all are called anti quo forces which are linked to the government r.t. as well true is following the story for us. well the latest report is that a rebel group has said that they are responsible for the kidnapping of a prime minister in motel of the libyan role in this u.s. raid in libya which took. libya he was supposed to be an al qaeda suspect this raid happened on saturday u.s. special forces basically took the man he's implemented in one thousand nine hundred eight bombing all the u.s. embassies in kenya and tanzania which killed two hundred twenty four people there were reports. that was involved he himself however on tuesday condemned b. u.s. raid saying that libyans should be tried in their own countries but it's very much sort of really blasting american saying that it wouldn't actually harm us libyan
relations or the other report how that which conflicts with that is that he was in fact kidnapped by armed groups he was taken earlier on today in the corinthian hotel in tripoli by armed by armed men i am when it's on the scene said it looked more like an arrest as there was no violence and the government decided it where he is he was taken to an undisclosed location now after the u.s. special forces raid on saturday there was a huge backlash from is this militant groups in libya who said that they wanted to stage some form of retaliation for the behavior of the u.s. in that country had threatened several attacks on pipelines for example. if this is part of bad islamic militants. on the u.s. rate but we haven't got any compensation yet it's we're going to keep watching this story in the coming hours. and soon after a rebel group claims they had kidnapped prime minister a spokesperson from the country's anti crime forces assisted danny is actually being held in detention and feeling well german journalist manioc survived that
he's not surprised that conflicting reports are piling out. there is no conflict between the arrest and the kidnapping because we don't know who it's now version for the interior ministry. at this integrated state it's a base integrated every hour and when we talk about many streets we talk about something else then if we talk about ministries in an existing stem cell or in states with with the state so it's not surprising at all that we get those confusing us by the way these are not the first confusing and you'll see we see from a newbie out since the so-called revolution. just attention went away from libya within the last month and went to syria but would you be out we see that there is a country a disintegrated country controlled by all is controlled by those gangs with the biggest guns so it dual the government politics and what they do and it's confusing
for us of course so i'm not surprised at all. the growing u.s. government shutdown caused by a wrangling over the budget has been affecting foreign policy with president obama counseling his four nation asian toll last saturday secretary of state john kerry warns the big u.s. won't be able to sustain his goals abroad if the deadlock continues and also he's a nice and now is folks who want to america's most prominent political analysts and linguist noam chomsky who outlined what he sees as the shortcomings of the us foreign policy. on the faculty at mit and i'm. getting more heavily involved now they were activities for the last few years a thinker writer a linguist cognitive scientist and non-conformist for decades. like the recent very very serious people for all of their. jobs
he's worked at goes well beyond the walls of the massachusetts institute of technology the author of over a hundred books has long been debating the other side of us foreign policy and it is going said well it seems that special interests that did this decide most will never hear the press responded because it's a straight forward with the powerful let's just say get over it because. we want to we we have for sure the world but for the present chomsky invited our two to sit down with him in boston to discuss some of today's press to global issues he began with iran and hopes of a new u.s. policy. is pessimistic. last december there was supposed to be an international conference in finland to carry forward longstanding efforts to establish a. zone free of nuclear weapons or weapons of mass destruction
in the middle east didn't happen the first thing that happened is israel announced they wouldn't participate. and then everyone was waiting to see what was interesting was waiting to see what iran would see your m. said they would participate with no conditions immediately obama called off the conference. giving the reasons which are the official israeli reasons can't have a conference until this regional peace settlement of course in the background there can't be a regional peace settlement until the u.s. and israel stop blocking the international consensus and israel palestine agreement as they are doing and have been for thirty years so no meeting people in the united states have done very almost nothing about it for a very simple reason not a word about this is appeared in the american press literally you can read about it in arms control journals. international affairs journals or in articles that write
things on the fringe with the presses so i know about it so no pressure on syria chomsky says getting rid of chemical weapons is a good first step but not enough great opportunities are being missed. curious chemical weapons are not there just for fun they were there as a counter to what was really nuclear what was yours you don't. know. so there's a broader issue there's less of the weapons of mass destruction pretty and so on in the middle east which he was blocking the same reason so this is a partial. it's good in itself for the birth course on the broader up with the leaders not whom. we also talked about one of the most pursued men in the world chomsky doesn't buy edward snowden is a threat to u.s.
national security and security is almost always relevant but its security of the government from its own population that's the security concern genuine security like security of the population. and very low. and drones according to trump ski are a direct threat to america. moves were horrible there was. never growth. which would you prove the more that your courage generated. from the highest level with each one of your record with the group create control. thank you very much for your time for inviting us to your office here and my team that was know my skin and i'm a nice in our way for our team. gave all to see plenty more
insight into how the goss operates domestically and abroad so make sure you log on to our falling to pieces. and coming up later this hour time to drop the sanctions western companies look to exploit any thought between washington and tehran by moving into iran's markets with hopes of a lifting of top restrictions against iran that story in just a few moments. the recent history knows quite a few examples when humanitarian concerns were used as a long that's a partial political action when you call a military intervention country or humanitarian intervention you participate in the descriptive taishan danger of neutral i mean partially your material makes.
will slowly start to pick up next year but there are many go down there will be a return to growth so soon unemployment october is expected to reach a new record with around twenty eight percent of greeks without a job an actual cost cutting could drive that even higher as artie's and just follow reports. there was a time when the bay of the just north of athens could only support a small fishing community but the arrival of the large smelting plant on its banks changed all that i employing a thousand strong workforce for decades however its days could now be numbered the government is considering closing it as part of radical cutbacks and workers turn up fearing what lies ahead. now but can any worker imagine his future without work i live here i was raised here my grandfather worked here so how can i imagine my future without this plant. largo's commercial manager gave me
a tall amid the grime and flames he pointed out the plant is among the biggest and most modern in europe a recent slump in profits he says is a result of a short term plunge in the price of nickel and the government's doubling of the price of electricity closure in his eyes is not an option he wants privatisation it is money making machine you've. won so let it all go no government is good. business for. sure but that. we want to be right. but we want it to be forever there is a good way as it is. the greek government has tough choices to make to meet i.m.f. bailout conditions it has to x. four thousand public sector jobs and reduce the salaries of twenty five thousand
more by the end of the year in the meantime workers at largo have rallied and handed their own plan to the i.m.f. who they believe is wrong to question the plant's viability. or we can prove the i.m.f. is wrong. this factory is profitable and has a future and we have made a plan to counter the lies and to tell the truth the future of this plant will also determine the fate of the surrounding economy and that's because around twenty thousand people are employed in industries that either supply or service it including this port so if largo disappears those jobs due to. across the water the people of low quietly go back their business not only his lark zero created jobs it spawned a community generations have lived and worked here the burning question is for how much longer andrew farmer r.t.
. and the lecture given to london hungriest prime minister criticized the e.u. for losing its optimism confidence and lacking a clear image of the future makes it all when called on member nations to push forward with their own policies while praising the way his own country has reformed obviously respite ask why he was speaking out against brussels. when picked to oban hungary controversal prime minister gave a talk at chatham house in prague of journalists and members of the institute he started his new mexico on i am on gary a piece that we have a unique and we produced more history that we could possibly manage to so is it by telling the story of hungary's relationship with the european union first day stories of this sort of on the table land of promise and opportunity but increasingly he said hungary and see a european union which is on the person and unclear where it's going in the future
politically he said hungary still has very positive feelings about being a member of european union but the place to which opened up an opportunity for renewal and regeneration of the institutions in his country has soon he says that things cannot go order as they all didn't neglect the differences between the e.u. countries he was very clear about saying no one here is a member states have the right to dictate their own economic policy with three of an ideology and knowledge that diversity between the this concept of patriotism and nationhood still exists inside the european union but i also am about the risks of doing almost that brings to this policy with regards to the do you feel you came to talk first by brussels the further political and economic integration he was very clear about his own political isolation in the modern good instrument rated to success. if hungary be a successful country if it be not isolated if you feel being it's all bad news day
his push to politically differentiate hungary from the rest of europe is an experiment in the forestry of hungary that includes a perfect just for us. and not to. say is this hour and in china's financial sense to shanghai does. as of zoos and parks have been closed by flooding typhoon feature brochure that the highest single day of rainfall for half a century rose and houses were inundated and the storm caused power failures and rivers to overflow schools and trunk trees have been suspended and some residents have nothing to eat and drink at least seven million people across china have been affected. and has gone through a darling transformation a festival of light in the german capital has eliminated its most famous landmarks buildings streets and squares international and local art has gathered for the
annual event which is taking place in the ninth time the festival has become part of a global illumination circuit which includes displayed. sydney. iran and the us recently it signaled a saw in political relations and many in our hoping that an easing of the tough sanctions against tehran could follow now but one area that are thriving regardless is around automobile industry iran produces one point six million vehicles a gear making a big thirty is the biggest car manufacturer in the world in the trade counts for ten percent of the country's g.d.p. and despite a buyout on shipping part some of the most popular pay zero and reno models are still made in iran and the country produces its own cars based on french design and inertial business as possible now between the u.s. and iran until sanctions are lifted but american companies like auto maker general motors are already reportedly moving in to secure their positions and george
margaret oh a journalist for the french figure newspaper has been closely following the industry believes the u.s. is preparing the ground to take over iran's market. i think already there of been some secret contacts between us for and iranian counterparts in order to to prepare or to anticipate a political deal between iran and the united states mainly these contacts of kurds in the automobile sector and fortunately for us in france we are the brother the last one in europe tried to do to go to iraq because for the last the last years france was extremely active in the fighting against that you run the world from is exerting a lot of pressure you know for the last twenty years the us where outside. of the
french businessmen i do quite a good position in iran to draw or know the autumn automobile sector and now they're afraid that these all these years of the force will be cleaned by the new deal which will between us and iran for sure that the european companies will be losers in this kind of agreement and of course we've got plenty more stories for young lion and here's a look at what you can find out right now you can watch tower has found a controversial ad telling migrants to go home or face arrest said later it was misleading but ignored complained the ad is offensive and even racist false stories online. and arrested for complaining a mcdonald's employee was detained after interrupting a speech by the fast food giant boss to complain about low wages at our website.
the u.s. government shutdown is acting affecting many households but not the employees of essential federal services which includes drug enforcement agents america has been engaged in a war on drugs since the nineteen seventies costing the taxpayer billions of dollars a year but there are questions over the economic sense behind find according to the latest numbers over the last forty years it has cost washington at least one trillion dollars despite all america's efforts in the years between one thousand nine hundred ninety and two thousand and seven the average price of heroin cocaine and kind of biz has fallen by around eighty percent and not only have the drugs become cheaper but the purity has risen and done what from the national center for science and drug policy says the u.s. war on drugs is following the wrong platitude given the billions that has been spent over the past two decades in particular on the war on drugs and
just the increasing volume of drug seizures over this time it's surprising that these trends towards lower prices increasing truly are so stark at present you know i don't think there is a lot of interest in moving towards more effective approaches i would suggest that you know it doesn't matter what you do to try to contain this market when it's worth three hundred fifty billion a year will believe it's going to be incredibly difficult to to constrain it but instead i think what needs to be happening is a movement by governments by international bodies like the united nations towards using metrics that you know are more focused on reducing demand for drugs rather than trying to you know continue on this costly and ill fated attempt at reducing supply. and coming up next on a boy to often be head of the international commission of the red cross about the
humanitarian crisis in syria and while it's a state. you know it's getting old trying to beat the war drums to invade iran i think the let's invade iran talk has been going on since i was in college to keep the saber rattling rolling israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu declared in front of the un that iran is building nuclear weapons that could hit new york in three to four years no he said new york obviously he was trying to spook a certain country with nuclear destruction the delegates from namibia were probably unmoved sadly this time netanyahu failed to bring a funny cartoon bomb picture with him like in his two thousand and twelve un speech in which he also warned the world about the threat of
a nuclear iran you know i might be more optimistic about israel accusing other countries of being nuclear threats if they had a better track record themselves although israel is a bit candid with their arsenal according to a b.b.c. article the federation of american scientists believes that israel's arsenal has grown to about two hundred nukes based on their surveillance of ever expanding facilities inside the country also let's not forget that israel has plenty of ways to deliver those two hundred nuclear bombs if the need be so my question is why should we automatically trust israel with a lot of nuclear weapons but not iran is it because they're bureaucrats where european suits and shave i don't know it just seems to me that disarmed countries are better advocates for nuclear disarmament but that's just my opinion. says the media leave us so we leave the media. motions. that you call it there's. no one is there with the gas that says from.
a long while come to wilds of part of the lives of civilians has been used as a rallying cry in many conflicts especially so in syria and i just saw one humanitarianism and interventionism go hand in hand how do you how those who are suffering without assisting those who may be contributing to the south for a while to discuss that knowledge joined by peter moore president of the international committee of the red cross thank you very much for your time sir and now you just had a series of meetings with the russian officials which focused on the urgency of
delivering aid to syria what are the main obstacles there. well the main obstacle is definitely the expansion of war fear of the combat in syria which leaves the civilian population trapped amongst fighters of the government on the one side the armed opposition on the other side and the challenge is indeed to negotiate access and independent humanitarian actor to negotiate access with both sides this is increasingly difficult and the problem as far as i understand you work in conjunction of with the syrian arab red crescent and they have an extensive network on the ground so theoretically speaking you would have a much larger access you many of the neighborhoods in syria than some other humanitarian organizations i wonder from your own experience on the ground do you aid providers in syria discriminate between supporters of the government and opponents of the government indeed our most important partner is the syrian arab
red crescent which actually at the present moment is basically the only organization working in the whole of syria we certainly make the best of our efforts together with the saarc to have impartial and independent humanitarian aid coming to all who need it at the same time it's also obvious that we do not care to access to all those places who need access so we are the first ones to be frustrated about the fact that the concrete expression of a neutral and impartial your many tyrian aid which does not discriminate is sometimes virtually impossible to realize in the present circumstances in syria but if i could follow up on that if there is a discrimination of what are the main reasons for that discrimination because we often hear the assad government being criticized for starving.